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“Newly renovated, new management - AWESOME!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Mahaffey Theater

Mahaffey Theater
400 First Street South, St. Petersburg, FL 33701
727-892-5746
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Owner description: Located in the heart of beautiful Downtown St. Petersburg,the Progress Energy Center for the Arts—Mahaffey Theater is a 2,031 seat cultural jewel featuring elegant ballroom space, spectacular waterfront views, and European box-style seating. Just steps away from the culturally vibrant Downtown and minutes away from white sandy beaches and world-famous museums, the Mahaffey hosts top-quality national and international artists and performances – Broadway, classical, pop, rock, comedy, dance, family, and the renowned Florida Orchestra. Additionally, the theater supports the highly successful Class Acts program, which enables school children to experience the performing arts through in-theater performances as well as in-school outreach and extension programs.
Tampa
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“Newly renovated, new management - AWESOME!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Love the location, the layout, the parking, the access, the newness of the renovation. This venue is sooo much better than Ruth Eckerd Hall where there is no center aisle and you have to climb over 50 people to get to a center seat. The Mahaffey's seating arrangement is fantastic, easily accessible, and well worth the expense for some of the best up front and center seats. Loved the outdoor setup for the last few concerts there (tents, chairs, chaise lounges, outdoor bars)

Visited June 2012
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Tarpon Springs, Florida
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“Great smaller venue”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I've been to concerts here a few times and there really aren't any bad seats. The venue has nice acoustics!

Visited May 2012
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“Worth the trip to St Pete”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2012

I like that the Mahaffey theater is modern on the outside but still has the old school charm on the inside. The acoustics were great and the general layout gave it an intimate feel.

Visited June 2012
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Tampa
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“Beautiful Theater & Great Talent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

The Mahaffey Theater is the perfect place to see bands, plays, and more. I have seen two different acts the past year and I love the smaller more intimate theater setting the Mahaffey offers.

Visited November 2011
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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“Comfortable place to listen to a presentation”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

This theater is easy to visit with parking, venue and presentations. It is nice to view the surrounding area while in the glass entrance.

Visited May 2012
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